Archive for the ‘Hindus’ Category
Hindu faith in the workplace
7:30am – 11:30 am. Tasty food at restaurant founded by Sri Chinmoy, a teacher out of the Hindu tradition. Briarwood, Queens.
The notion of spandex this summer stirs thoughts of Batman, Spiderman and the Avengers. Upstairs at Spandex House, you will learn the definition of superhero in the form of a 5-foot, immaculately buffed golden statue of Hanuman, the Hindu god of power and strength.
YAJUR VEDA, 5-43
Do not disturb the sky and do not pollute the atmosphere.
Latest statistics on Asian American Hindus’ beliefs and practices.
The largest concentration of Hindu centers and temples, as well as 60% of the city’s total number of Hindus, inhabit the remarkable borough of Queens.
Latest statistics, analysis and examples of NYC temples.
Darshan means “to see” in Sanskrit. Hindus believe the powers of the deity can be absorbed by the onlooker through his/her eyes when viewing an image of the deity. For Amma’s followers, receiving a hug from Amma is to experience darshan and to be blessed by Amma.
With 356 religious sites, Flushing is arguably the most theologically diverse neighborhood in America. What are they teaching about climate change?
Among the collection of what Priest Valamiki Sahadeo calls his “highly worshiped plants” is the tulsi basil, which is seen as an incarnation of a god and the foundation of any Hindu garden. In the classic Hindu myth, “The Churning of the Cosmic Ocean,” the Lord Vishnu spawned Tulsi Basil from the turbulent seas as an aid for all mankind. At home the herb purifies, pacifies and harmonizes. Indian lore also teaches that the plant drives away mosquitoes and is a cure for blood and skin diseases. Hindu teachers say that Tulsi Basil helps keep the mind healthy and free of worries so that a worshipper at a temple can concentrate on the gods. It is given to the dying for a blessing and to raise their souls to heaven.